How Does the ReBuilder Relieve Pain?
The ReBuilder's built-in microprocessor measures several physiological functions of your nerves and automatically adjusts itself to your specific therapeutic needs, beginning with the first healing signal.
When the unit is first turned on, it measures the electrical analog resistance and digital impedance and sets its output parameters for your physical mass. It knows if it is treating a 125 lb. woman or a 350 lb. man. If you use the ReBuilder directly on your lower back, it knows that.
The ReBuilder then sends out a "test" signal that represents the most common waveform for healthy peripheral nerves. This signal goes from one foot, up the leg, to the nerve roots in your lower back, down the other leg, to the other foot. It then waits for an echo-like response from this initial signal.
The ReBuilder also carries a small muscle stimulus to enhance blood flow in the extremity by making use of the body's natural skeletal blood pump system.
It then analyzes this 'return" signal to determine any aberrations.
Just as a cardiologist can take one look at the shape of the signal displayed on an EKG monitor, and diagnose what is wrong with the heart, we have been able to identify that the peripheral nerves have a very particular shape to its waveform. Therefore we can diagnose the nature of the problem by analyzing that waveform. This feature is built into the ReBuilder and processed by its internal microprocessor.
Abnormalities in the shape of the waveform on the way up indicates issues with numbness; the shape of the top of the waveform indicates the ability of the nerve to deliver the signal long enough for the brain to receive it all; abnormalities in the downward slope of the waveform indicates pain, and the shape of the refractory period as the nerve cell repolarize's itself indicates the ability of the nerve pathway to prepare for the next signal.
The ReBuilder then creates, and sends, a compensating waveform, to 'smooth out' these irregularities, very similar to the way noise canceling headphones work.
This process goes on 7.83 times every second, sending a signal, analyzing the returning signal, creating a compensating signal, and sending this new signal. It is constantly analyzing your response, and adjusting itself, to gently coax your nerve's ability to send and receive proper signals.
These impulses are sent 7.83 times per second because that is how long it takes for the nerve cell to re-polarize (or reset) itself between its transmission of nerve signals. Minerals like calcium, sodium, and potassium must pass back and forth through the cell wall of the nerves. Although very similar to a 'common' TENS device, the ReBuilder's signals are vastly more controlled and precise and are adjusted each and every time they are sent. Common TENS devices use an unnatural, uncontrolled, simple signal at a much higher frequency, specifically designed to stop the cells ability to repolarize. This is why a common TENS merely blocks the nerve signals (increasing numbness). The ReBuilder is a very unique and specialized form of TENS. In addition to this nerve stimulus, there is a small muscle stimulator component to the ReBuilder signal, which causes passive exercise, activating the body's own natural venous blood pump, to aid with circulation and blood flow, reducing edema, increasing available nutrient-rich blood, and helping to detoxify the distal parts of the feet or hands. Accept no substitute.
The ReBuilder's signals, (as they cross the synaptic junctions in the nerve roots of the lower back to get from one leg to the other), create a small electromagnetic field that is sensed by the nerves in your central nervous system (spine) and is interpreted by the brain which then releases endorphins, internal pain relievers that travel via the blood stream to all parts of the body. These endorphins temporarily relieve pain in other parts of the body and help elevate your mood. These endorphin modulated benefits are palliative, and last for about 4 hours, offering additional welcome relief from your peripheral neuropathy pain.
The ReBuilder is truly a medical marvel!
How do I use the ReBuilder for peripheral neuropathy pain relief?
Simply put on the conductive garments, sit down in your easy chair, relax, and let your ReBuilder gently coax your nerves back to normal during your 30 minute treatment. It feels good, like a tingly massage!
Optional treatment application with warm water foot bath shown. This is sometimes physician directed for those with severe underlying circulation issues who may benefit from the warm water vasodilation.